Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Party Week

When you have four adults and seven children in one house for five days it has the potential for disaster.  Or at the very least annoyance, fights, and weakened friendships.  Thank heavens our week was none of the above.  It was fabulous!
The kids all got along so well and enjoyed playing with each other.  There were no fights, very minimal whining, and lots of sharing and laughter.  I am really proud of the way all seven of the kids behaved with each other.  Even running on a lack of sleep the kids were all amazing.

And let's just say the adults had some fun as well.  This was the first time, EVER, that my best friend and I actually got to watch our mindless Monday night television (The Bachelorette- don't judge me) together instead of texting each other throughout the whole show.  Yes, it took us three and a half hours to watch the entire show because we couldn't stop laughing and talking, but it made the show so much more fun.  The hubbies were free to go out on the town and enjoy their hot wings and didn't even have to witness our ridiculousness.  And the next night Sarah and I relived our high school days and went to see our old boyfriends (nkotb) perform at Summerfest.  It was a great show.

This morning my oldest and dearest friend and her family packed up their family and headed back home to Oklahoma.  We miss them already.  I guess the idea of starting our own commune didn't really sound as good to them as it did to us.  Ah well.  It was fun while it lasted.

Next up the 4th of July!  One of my very favorite days of the year.  Celebrating our fabulous country with noodle salads, sprinklers, picnics, and fireworks. Life is good.


Bijoux said...

Noodle salads? Is that a pasta salad?

My oldest LOVES all those Bachelor shows. I know she misses watching it in her dorm with her buddies! When sh was in middle school, she met Andrew Firestone (the third bachelor, I think)!

Kat said...

Bijoux- I just said noodle salad because it reminds me of Jack Nicholson. It was a line from one of his movies. ;) Pasta salad.

christopher said...

Good times and good harmony are life's treasures.

Enjoy the 4th.

Angie said...

Sounds like a pretty perfect visit! I'm so jealous you got to see NKOTB!!!

Enjoy your 4th my friend :)

CC said...

This sounds awesome!!! Glad it worked out so well and you got some quality tv time together in real life! :)

Wisconsin Girl said...

The Bachelor is my guilty pleasure too. I can't even say what it is, but I love that I don't have to think about anything and can just sit back and watch mindless TV once a week:)
Sounds like a great time with your bestest friend! What wonderful memories you created for all of you!!!

Riahli said...

Awwww... looks like you all had a blast, so awesome!!!

Cyndy Bush said...

Sounds absolutely perfect!!

Dawn said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! i hope you had a great 4th. : )

Anonymous said...

Glad you all had an enjoyable time, and hopefully a great 4th as well.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

So glad you had a fun time. Nothing like watching your "shows" together in real life!

Elaine Alguire said...

I am so glad you got to spend such great time with your bestie! Y'all are beautiful!

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A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
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Tomorrow is a new day.
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